Individual Personnel Data
Lee, Roy James
- Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943 and 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 13 March 1943., effective 11 March 1943.
- Assigned to the A non-384th related unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 3 May 1943 - Crew #66 transferred to Kearney AAB, Nebraska, effective 1 May 1943.
|MOS||1091 - Pilot, B-17|
|Last Duty Date||
1 May 1943|
Roy J. Lee did not deploy with the 384th Bombardment Group. He was Killed in a Flying Accident, 1 August 1943 in B-17 42-30326 at Cape Lookout, Oregon.
Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
|Flt. Ofcr. Lee, Roy James||Pilot||TR |
|Flt. Ofcr. Smith, Gorman W⇗||Co-pilot||TR |
|2nd Lt. Anderson, Howard F⇗||Navigator||TR |
|2nd Lt. Perez, Wilber Lee, "Buck"⇗||Bombardier||TR |
|S/SGT. Wilson, Hoyt Weber⇗||Tail Gunner||TR |
|S/SGT. Tate, Charles Forest, Jr⇗||Flexible Gunner||POW |
|S/SGT. Battin, Carl Emrey⇗||Flexible Gunner||TR |
|S/SGT. Lilly, Harry⇗||Flexible Gunner||TR |
|S/SGT. Puzio, Benjamin Joseph⇗||Flexible Gunner||TR |
|S/SGT. Priest, Delmar F⇗||Flexible Gunner||TR |
Crew HistoryWhile the Lee Crew was assigned to the 546th BS on 13 March 1943 at Wendover, most of its members were transferred elsewhere prior to going overseas. Tate remained with the squadron and became a regular member of the Floyd Edwards Crew, flying with them to England and also on several missions. He was on the Sweningsen Crew when they were shot down on 17 August 1943.
Smith apparently served in the Pacific with the 5th Bombardment Group flying B-24s. Battin served with the 100th BG and ended up a POW. Anderson was transferred out of the 546th Bomb Squadron on 30 March 1943.
The following were involved in a flying accident in Oregon on 1 August 1943, and all perished except Perez: Lee, Lilly, Perez, Priest, Puzio, and Wilson.
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